Maybe those of us in the kink and fetish community can use the example of activists in the LGBT community. After all, LGBT and kink groups have members who readily identify in both (and other) groups. A sissy named Princess makes the point when she says:
“I recall years ago, when virtually every LGBT 🏳️🌈 character in a movie was either a physco killer (ie silence of the lambs) suicidal or comic relief (to Wong Fu , I now pronounce you chuck and Larry) But obviously that has changed for the better!
Movies like “Priscilla Queen of the Desert… the Birdcage and TV shows like ‘My so called Life &; Modern Family, And many many others ..finally got it right by showing the LGBT m community as a positive normal ‘ACCEPTED’ part of our society.”
Activists change society
And, society influences how activists go about trying to influence social change. Here’s Princess again,
“It’s my hope that , like The LGBT revolution, someone in the media and film, will eventually get past the stereotypes of BDSM and related kinks and do the same for folks like us who enjoy it as a healthy part of our lives.”
What would you like to see for the fetish community?
Remember the kink, fetish and BDsm community is diverse. Even groups that will come together for any sort of social change are made up of individuals. I agree with this comment:
“I long for a portrayal of BDSM, FLR’s Power exchanges etc. that are played by sane, normal people who just enjoy Kink!”
That brings me to my question for you: Do you think our experience “needs” to be seen or accepted? Is your experience of what you like or want contingent on what “they” think about you and your kink? What are your thoughts?